Ticket Summit 2017 Announces Industry Keynote Panel

Annual Ticketing Conference to Feature Industry Leaders on Keynote Panel

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ticket Summit, the leading conference and trade show for ticketing and live entertainment professionals, today announced the line-up for its keynote panel, The Ticketing Industry. The panel will feature key leaders in the industry, including Michael Katz of StubHub, Larry Plawsky of Ticketmaster Resale, Russ D’Souza of SeatGeek, Curtis Cheng of DTI Management, and Don Vaccaro of TicketNetwork.

The panel will be held on Wednesday, July 12 at 1:30 PM, as the centerpiece of Ticket Summit’s three day schedule of keynotes, panels, networking opportunities, educational sessions, and a concurrent trade show.

In a discussion guided by DTI Management’s Lee Shenker, the panelists will discuss trends and pressing issues in the ticketing industry and share their expert opinions on the future and on opportunities for growth. All of the panelists are integral leaders in the industry with extensive expertise in shaping the face of ticketing. Katz is Head of B2B and GM, Ticket Utils at StubHub and a seasoned e-commerce, ticketing, and live event industry leader. Plawsky, SVP and General Manager of Ticketmaster Resale, plays a key role in advancing Ticketmaster’s continued success in resale.  D’Souza, the founder and President of SeatGeek, has lead two previous startups through acquisition and founded SeatGeek in 2009. Cheng, the CEO of DTI Management, has been a leading force behind consolidation in the resale industry in recent years. Vaccaro, founder and CEO of TicketNetwork, has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry and was a key player in the development of the TicketNetwork® Point-of-Sale.

“This year’s industry keynote panel will feature a high-charged, dynamic, robust, and stimulating discussion,” said Amanda Farrish, Director of Corporate Events, TicketNetwork & Ticket Summit. “The opportunity to hear about the future of the industry from these key leaders will be invaluable for attendees. Attendees will get an insider’s look at trends in the industry and what to expect in the future.”

Ticket Summit will be held July 11-13, 2017 at The Venetian Las Vegas. In addition to the keynote, the schedule will include panel sessions, a series of Workshops for Entrepreneurs, networking opportunities, and a large trade show. The current price for an All-Access Pass is $749, but it’s increasing to $799 on Friday, June 2. To register, visit the Ticket Summit website. Although booth spaces are sold out, there are limited sponsorship opportunities are also still available. Email info@ticketsummit.org for more information. Ticket Summit reached record attendance during its 2016 conference and is on track to match that record-breaking attendance in 2017.

About Ticket Summit

Ticket Summit is the leading ticket conference and trade show for live entertainment professionals, and is ranked among the Top 25 Fast-Growth Shows by EXPO Magazine. This event attracts hundreds of global business leaders, entrepreneurs, and entertainment experts in the ticket community. Previous keynote speakers include Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC’s hit show The Profit, legendary baseball manager Joe Torre, and Shark Tank’s Daymond John. Past attendees and sponsors include: Billboard, Blue Man Group, Broadway.com, Devils Arena Entertainment, eBay, Facebook, Forbes, Goldman Sachs, Google, Harlem Globetrotters, Live Nation, Madison Square Garden, Microsoft, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, PayPal, StubHub, Ticketmaster, and Yahoo!, among others. For information, visit www.TicketSummit.org.


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